blind·​age | \ ˈblīndij \
plural -s

Definition of blindage

: an overhead protection: such as
a : an earth-covered screen supported by a blind for an advanced trench or approach
b : a large deep dugout often with bunks and other fittings

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History and Etymology for blindage

French, from blinder to screen, protect (from blinde blind to screen military operations, from German blende, from blenden to blind, from Old High German blenten) + -age

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“Blindage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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